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Hands-On Baitfish Workshop Scheduled
Posted: 2/24/12

A day-long, hands-on workshop about pond and tank culture of cocahoe minnows, also known as Gulf killifish, will be held April 12 at the Aquaculture Research Station, 2410 Ben Hur Road, Baton Rouge.

The workshop, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 50 participants. Registration is required by March 15. For additional information, or to register, contact Jill Christoferson at 225-578-7718 or jchristoferson@agcenter.lsu.edu .

Cocahoe minnows are a popular bait for such sport fish as redfish, speckled trout and flounder. The baitfish is only seasonably available in Louisiana due to the reliance on wild-caught bait. Cultured cocahoe minnows are being explored as a potential supplement to the wild-caught baitfish supply, and they could be a revenue source for cocahoe growers.

The workshop is hosted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program and the LSU AgCenter.


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